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Bill Fallow from New Brunswick wins CAPCP award

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Bill Fallow

Bill Fallow, chief plumbing inspector, technical inspection services, Department of Public Safety, New Brunswick, is the fifteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing (CACP)  meeting in Vancouver, BC, on Aug. 18.

The CACP provides a forum for industry, regulators, and product certification organizations to share new concepts and ideas, to discuss policy and programs, and to review innovations and new technologies that affect plumbing standards, and the certification and testing of plumbing products.

The award is in recognition of Mr. Fallow’s outstanding contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards.

Plumbing Industry Advisory Council chair Kevin Ernst (Oakville Stamping & Bending Limited) said: “The honour is bestowed on those in our industry who share their knowledge and expertise in developing safer plumbing codes and standards through Canadian code development committees and the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing. Bill has been an integral part of the codes and standards development community, participating on several committees, task groups and industry advisory bodies over the years. He has been a sought after, steady and reasonable voice within the Canadian Regulatory Council on Plumbing and within the standards community in Canada.”

In his acceptance speech, Fallow said the award was the result of the dedication of many in the room that he has had the honour of working with over the last two decades.

The award was established by the CIPH board of Ddrectors in November 2000 to honour Joe Seidner, the first recipient and an industry leader and friend of CIPH. Mr. Seidner died in 2003 at the age of 96. The award honours his legacy in the standards community.

Heavy equipment show scheduled for Moncton in April 2016

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Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show will return to the Moncton Coliseum Complex April 7 and 8, 2016.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is a true pillar of the industry. “It has evolved into THE must-attend event for the heavy equipment, roadbuilding, forestry, landscaping, and municipality sectors – boasting a vast indoor and outdoor showcase of the latest products, services, and big iron,” the show organizers said in a news release. “This is where those in the industry go to source what they need to get the job done, on time and on budget.”

“Major investments in infrastructure are happening right now across the Atlantic provinces,” said national show manager Mark Cusack, “And this mammoth show will have all of the machinery and equipment these big projects will demand. Every square inch of the Moncton Coliseum will be filled, plus we’ll have an additional 80,000 sq. ft. of outdoor exhibit space.”

Held every two years, the last edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show took place in 2014 and was a sold out event with well over 13,000 visitors. The 2016 edition promises to be even bigger.

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is owned and sponsored by the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA). “Year after year, this show has become a gathering place for road building, construction, and forestry professionals,” said ALICA president Mike Shea. “These folks look to the show to keep themselves apprised of the trends in their respective industries and to help them make purchasing decisions. We’re pleased to have been the sponsor and driving force behind this event since the show’s inception in 1986.”

$60M to be spent on Nova Scotia harbour improvements

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An amount of $60 million will be spent on 48 harbour improvements over the next two years in Nova Scotia, according to Peter MacKay, Nova Scotia MP and federal cabinet minister.

A news release issued Friday provides details on 17 of the 48 projects. That portion will cost approximately $20 million and includes harbours in Pictou, Kings County, Guysborough County and across Cape Breton, CBC News reports.

The federal government said upgrades “will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for harbour users and local fishermen.”

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City of Fredericton to cancel paving projectdue to budget issue

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The City of Fredericton has canceled one of its 2015 paving projects in order to meet its resurfacing program budget, reports The Daily Gleaner.

According to the news report, Hogan Paving Ltd.’s asphalt tender of $2.36 million was significantly higher than the engineer’s $2.18 million estimate.

Finance Committee Chair Bruce Grandy told the city council that New Brunswick’s large capital budget had created a lot of work for paving companies, increasing the price of asphalt.

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Skills Canada competitions in welding, sheet metal work held in Burin

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On April 10, the Skills Canada provincial competitions in welding and sheet metal work was held at the College of the North Atlantic campus in Burin, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Students from the Corner Brook and Labrador West campuses joined students from Burin Campus to demonstrate skills they have learned in the welding program, Southern Gazette reports.

The first place winner from each area will go on to join Team Newfoundland and Labrador to represent the province at the national competition in May.

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Graduation ofconstruction leadership program

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The first cohort of the Executive Certificate in Construction Leadership graduated April 9, reports DailyBusinessBuzz.

The 15-course development program was the result of a partnership between the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management’s Executive Education.

The cohort-based program was delivered through a blend of face-to-face learning, pre-course work, and a variety of learning methods such as group activities, open discussions and practical applied exercises.

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Demand for construction workers to rise

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BuildForce Canada estimates that gains are expected in construction employment with a steady demand for new housing and commercial building.

The Guardian reports that there will be a need for workers. It is expected that 26%of the construction workforce is expected to retire over the next 10 years. BuildForce Canada’s 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast shows moderate gains in construction investment.

Engineering construction is mostly unchanged, while the largest and most consistent gains are in commercial building, which is expected to rise steadily to 2024.

New housing is projected to rise over the next five years. Rising construction activity is expected to create almost 600 new jobs from now until 2024.

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PEI to build new manors in Montague, Tyne Valley

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The Prince Edward Island announced the construction of two new provincial manors, reports The Guardian.

A $19-million project will see manors built in Montague and Tyne Valley. The new Riverview Manor will be a 49-bed facility much like the new Colville Manor in Souris. The 24-bed Tyne Valley Manor will be constructed on the south side of the Bideford Road with an investment of $6.8 million.

The new manors are part of the provincial government’s $63 million dollar manor replacement initiative.

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Broccolini wins contract to construct3-storey building in Miramichi

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Broccolini announced that it received a contract for the design, construction, and leasing of a large-scale office building in Miramichi.

The company will design and build a 3-storey LEED Gold certified office project, which will consist of a gross constructible area of 132,000 sq. ft. The building will include 114,000 sq. ft. of class A rentable office space. Construction is set to begin in June 2015 and will span over about 2.5 years.

The Miramichi project will create an estimated 200 new jobs throughout the development and construction of the project.

Construction set to begin new federal center in Miramichi

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A federal center will be built in northern New Brunswick to consolidate payroll services for the public sector.

The Canadian Press reports that the federal payroll center in Miramichi will provide services for 46 federal departments and agencies in an effort to save money.

Construction of the new center is expected to begin this summer. The facility is likely to be available for full occupancy in late 2018, according to the federal government.

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